[Baypiggies] Two distinct categories of newbies

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Feb 14 04:47:46 CET 2007

On Sat, Feb 10, 2007, Stephen McInerney wrote:
> (e.g. I mentioned before the book "PERL to Python Migration" by Martin
> C Brown - it only addresses the syntax and library reference, but it's
> the best I've found.)

...unfortunately, that means it's still not good enough.  I won't say
it's the worst Python book I've seen, but it definitely ranks among the
worst.  It contains many errors and shows little awareness of Pythonic

Speaking as someone who came to Python "from" Perl (I actually have a lot
of other languages under my belt), I think the best approach is to simply
learn Python on its own terms.  I beat my head against the wall for
almost two months before I started to "get it", and I blame trying to use
Python as if it were Perl for that.
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